Philanthropy in the Action of the Euthyphro, Apology of Socrates, and Crito

  • Michael P. Harding
Part of the Recovering Political Philosophy book series (REPOPH)


Harding’s chapter examines the Euthyphro, Apology of Socrates, and Crito, focusing on Socrates’ philanthropic moderation of Euthyphro in order to establish that Socrates’ motivation in that discussion is at least in part philanthropic. Harding subsequently argues that the motives for Socrates’ weak defense in the Apology are ultimately philanthropic, a fact which comes to light more fully in the Crito.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Montgomery CollegeGermantownUSA

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